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Frequently Asked Questions


To provide a safer environment to ensure the convenience and comfort of all individuals accessing the Grandstand, the Red River Valley Fair will now be implementing a clear bag policy. This policy limits the type of bags allowed into the Grandstand with exceptions made for medically necessary items and diaper bags after proper inspection. This policy will be enforced at the Grandstand entrance only. The Red River Valley Fair encourages visitors to not bring bags to events. All bags will be subject to search.

The following will be allowed into the Grandstand: Clear transparent bags made of clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC materials, or a small clutch bag, typically the size of a hand (approximately 4.5” x 6.5”). Small clutch bags may have a solid-colored exterior.

The following bags will be prohibited from bringing into the Grandstand: all purses, bags or containers larger than a clutch bag, backpacks, camera bags, coolers, or luggage of any kind. This is not an all-inclusive list and RRVF staff reserves the right to limit or permit entrance at their discretion. Bags not allowed will not be stored at the Grandstand and must be taken back to a vehicle or other arrangements made. The Red River Valley Fair will not be responsible for storing prohibited bags.

Oversized bags (diaper bags or medical bags) needed to accommodate specific needs of children/parents and individuals requiring medical assistance will be allowed, but are subject to inspection before entry.


All weapons are prohibited from the Fairgrounds. Including, but not limited to: firearm, knife, or any other tool, instrument or implement capable of inflicting serious bodily injury.


During the Fair, ATMs are located conveniently throughout the fairgrounds. Exact locations are noted on the free grounds maps available at the Fair Information Building during the Fair.

During the off-season, an ATM is located in the Butler Arena, Hartl Ag Building and in the Grandstand Area.

Do I need a ticket to get into the concerts?

Except for July 4th, all concerts require a ticket for entrance.

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices will vary depending on the concert you are attending. Tickets include gate admission and prices increase June 28th. Ticket fees may also apply to include convenience and processing fees associated with the tickets.

Where can i get tickets?

The easiest and recommended way is to buy online >> Get tickets here! You can also visit the Fairgrounds to use our kiosk located in the Butler Machinery Arena lobby. You can also get tickets at the gate when you come to the Fair, but ticket prices will increase June 28th. Buy your tickets online before June 28th and save $15 on gate admission.

what Time does the Fair Start?

The Fair is open June 28-30, July 4-7, July 11-14 at 11:00 am.

What Time do the concerts Start?

Concerts will start 8pm - with the exception of Disney Princess which will start at 7 pm.
Grand Champion Experience Gates open at 5:30 pm and Grandstand Gates open at 6pm for all shows.

Does my concert ticket include Gate admission?

Concert tickets do include gate admission! Buy before June 28th and save $15 on Grandstand tickets!

Where Can I park?

We have both Free and $10 Paid Parking available. For specific areas, please refer to the map on our Fun Guide page. View Map Here!


During the Fair, the Baby Care Center sponsored by Target is located in the Hartl Ag Building.

The Baby Care Center is available to take care of your little ones for diaper changing, nursing and feeding. In addition to the Baby Care Center, baby changing stations can be found in all restrooms on grounds.


You can re-enter the Fair on the same day as long as you get your hand stamped before exiting the gates.


More information about everything at the Fair is available at the Information Building located near the Main Gate.


Location: Sheriff's Building on Grounds 11:00am-9:00pm (located near the Grandstand)

Sheriff’s Building on Grounds Contact - 701-356-0275


Medical Aid Station: Sheriff’s Building located by the Grandstand


During the 11 days of the Red River Valley Fair, pets are not allowed on the Fairgrounds, with the exception of service dogs or animals approved as part of an exhibition. Service dogs are those that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.


The Fair will remain open as long as possible during bad weather. At times, it may become necessary to temporarily close some rides if conditions are deemed unsafe to operate, but will reopen as soon as possible. This is determined by the Crabtree Amusements and the Red River Valley Fair.

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